Emerging Issues

SERDP and ESTCP efforts focus on the fate, transport, and treatment of emerging groundwater contaminants.  Studies also examine new pathways for human exposure from contaminated groundwater, such as vapor intrusion, with the goal of preventing or mitigating such exposure.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Bioaugmented Phytoremediation to Treat 1,4-Dioxane Contaminated Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER21-5096
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jerald Schnoor, The University of Iowa
ESTCP Jan 2021

Field-Scale Demonstration of a Novel Real-Time Sensor for PFAS

Project Information
Project ID: ER21-5101
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig Divine, ARCADIS-US, Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2021

Demonstration of a High Resolution Passive Profiler (HRPP) for Characterizing the Distribution of PFAS in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER21-5104
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Jackson, Texas Tech University
ESTCP Jan 2021

On-Site Demonstration of Thermal Desorption Coupled with Thermal Oxidation Technology to Treat Solid PFAS-Impacted Soil Investigation Derived Waste

Project Information
Project ID: ER21-5119
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frank Barranco, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2021

Demonstration of Cost Effective and Sustainable Destruction of PFAS in Concentrated Waste Streams

Project Information
Project ID: ER21-5152
Principal Investigator: Dr. John (Zhong) Xiong, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2021

Characterizing PFAS in Groundwater: Assessment of Tools and Fluorine Balances

Project Information
Project ID: ER21-5187
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Schaefer, CDM Smith
ESTCP Jan 2021

Comprehensive Assessment of Applying Modified Clays using Jet Grouting for In Situ Isolation versus Stabilization of PFAS Source Zones

Project Information
Project ID: ER21-5229
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chadi El Mohtar, University of Texas at Austin
ESTCP Jan 2021

Develop Synergetic Novel Macrocycle-based Sorbents with Thermal Destruction for Enhanced PFAS Removal in Groundwater and Drinking Water Treatment

Project Information
Project ID: ER21-1256
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yuexiao Shen, Texas Tech University
SERDP Jan 2021

Experimental Evaluation and Mathematical Modeling of Particulate Amendment Delivery, Retention and Adsorption Performance in the Subsurface

Project Information
Project ID: ER21-1129
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kurt Pennell, Brown University
SERDP Jan 2021

Microbially-Mediated Defluorination of High-Priority Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Microorganisms, Genetics, and Biochemistry

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-1023
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jinxia Liu, McGill University
SERDP Jun 2020

Biotransformation and Potential Mineralization of PFOS, PFHxS, and PFOA by Acidimicrobiaceae sp. A6 under Iron Reducing Conditions

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-1219
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter JaffĂ©, Princeton University
SERDP Jun 2020

A Synergistic Platform for Defluorination of Perfluoroalkyl Acids (PFAAs) through Catalytic Reduction Followed by Microbial Oxidation

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-1286
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bruce Rittmann, Arizona State University
SERDP Jun 2020

Ion Exchange Membranes and Fibers as Passive Samplers for Chemically-Diverse PFAS

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-1073
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lee Blaney, University of Maryland Baltimore County
SERDP Jun 2020

Development of a Novel PFAS Passive Sampler with Efficient Sorbent Media and Robust Membrane Barrier

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-1098
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yin Wang, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
SERDP Jun 2020

Identification, Characterization, and Application of Reductive Defluorinating Microorganisms

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-1541
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yujie Men, University of California, Riverside
SERDP Jun 2020

In Situ Thermal Treatment of PFAS in the Vadose Zone

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-5250
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ramona Iery, NAVFAC EXWC
ESTCP Jun 2020

In Situ PFAS Sequestration in AFFF-Impacted Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-5100
Principal Investigator: Dr. Matt Simcik, University of Minnesota
ESTCP Jun 2020

Validation of Colloidal Activated Carbon for Preventing the Migration of PFAS in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-5182
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services, LLC
ESTCP Jun 2020

Ex Situ Thermal Treatment of PFAS-Impacted Soils

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-5198
Principal Investigator: Phillip Stallings, Paragon Professional Services, LLC
ESTCP Jun 2020

Anion Exchange Permeable Adsorptive Barriers (PABs) for In Situ PFAS Immobilization and Removal

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-5252
Principal Investigator: Mr. David Lippincott, APTIM Federal Services, LLC
ESTCP Jun 2020
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